from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
- n. A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dipterous insects, typical of the family Sarcophagidæ; the flesh-flies.
- In Owen's classification (1839), a division of marsupials, having teeth of three kinds and no cæcum, as the dasyures, and including a section of the carnivorous marsupials.
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- n. flesh flies
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D'Aguanno 10.69 gives an account of two instances of living larvæ of the musca sarcophaga in the ears of children.
D'Aguanno gives an account of two instances of living larvae of the musca sarcophaga in the ears of children.